Friday, September 25, 2015

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 9/25/15

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my PLN. As a teacher, I feel we have to keep up to date concerning research in our field and current issues in the education system. I hope some of these inspire you, inform you, and even have you asking questions. Thank you for coming by and visiting!

Note: Each resource is labeled with a level and subject area to make it easier to use.

Levels:  E: Elementary; M: Middle; H: High; G: General, all levels; SN: Special Needs; T: Teachers

Subject Areas: LA: Language Arts, English, Reading, Writing; M: Math; S: Science; Health; SS: Social Studies, Current Events; FA: Fine Arts; Music, Art, Drama; FL: Foreign Language; PE: Physical Ed; C: Career; A: All

EdTech Terms – “Search for language, definitions, and resources that define 21st century learning.” (L:G; SA:A)

RefMeThe free tool to create citations, reference lists and bibliographies in any format.” (L:H; SA:A)

How misused modifiers can hurt your writing – “Modifiers are words, phrases, and clauses that add information about other parts of a sentence—which is usually helpful. But when modifiers aren’t linked clearly enough to the words they’re actually referring to, they can create unintentional ambiguity. Emma Bryce navigates the sticky world of misplaced, dangling and squinting modifiers.” (L:H; SA:LA)

Every Kid in A Park“…fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history” (L:E; SA:A)

Zoomlets you record videoconferences  (L:G; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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